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North Carolina whitewater, Rocky Broad River

Henderson Buncombe county, Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     3.6 miles
  The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. The Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64 section of Rocky Broad River is 3.6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. No need to look hard for hotels, but do book a room before you come because it
    is a very popular destination. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The average
whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. The campgrounds here at Rocky Broad River are pretty good. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get great scenery. If you're coming from Asheville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, if you're not  
familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
A journey to Standing Gap is always fun, and don't leave Rocky Broad River without first paying a visit to Camp Minnehaha Falls. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains. While you're here at Rocky Broad River you will meet lots of people from close by Gerton, and a spree to The Cascades will fill your spirit with good feelings. This is such a great river. Rocky Broad River is a pretty wet place usually with a lot of rainfall.

Rocky Broad River, Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64 road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rocky Broad River.
 Whitewater Near Rocky Broad River:
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Buncombe County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.6 miles long (Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Rutherford County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Lake Lure Dam to Route 1181)
Green River, Polk County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Swannanoa River, Buncombe County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea)
Green River, Henderson County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Green River, Polk County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
 Ski Areas Near Rocky Broad River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 31 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 49 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 76 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 79 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 89 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Rocky Broad River:
Quality Inn Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 8 miles away
Super 8 Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Hendersonville Inn, Hendersonville , 13 miles away
Ramada Hendersonville, Hendersonville , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Hendersonville, Hendersonville , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky Broad River:
Jaymar Travel Park, Hendersonville, 0 miles away
Lazy Boy Travel Park, Hendersonville, 1 miles away
Creekside Mountain Camping, Bat Cave, 1 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky Broad River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 21 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky Broad River:
Lake Lure Golf Course, Lake Lure , 4 miles away
Bald Mountain Golf Course, Lake Lure , 6 miles away
Apple Valley Golf Course, Lake Lure , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky Broad River
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 6 miles away
Bald Mountain Lake, Rutherford , 6 miles away
Lake Tomahawk, Buncombe , 9 miles away

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